Stonehenge

In this Sunday, June 21, 2015 file photo, the sun rises as thousands of revellers gather at the ancient stone circle Stonehenge to celebrate the Summer Solstice, near Salisbury, England.
Tim Ireland/AP Photo, file
February 12, 2019 - 1:51 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A new study suggests the practice of building huge stone monuments spread throughout ancient Europe from northwestern France. So-called megaliths have long fascinated archaeologists because of the immense skill and effort required to build monuments like Stonehenge in England. Using...
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Pagans and neo-druids treat the solstice like the ultimate marriage ceremony. Many couples go to Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plain to confirm their love on the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
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June 21, 2018 - 9:42 am
Daisy Carrington, for CNN (CNN) -- In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice has a history of stirring libidos, and it's no wonder. The longest day of the year tends to kick off the start of the summer season and with it, the harvest. So it should come as no surprise that the solstice is...
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